Hong Kong Bans Flight from India amid rising Covid-19 Cases


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Jammu, April 19: Hong Kong announced that it will ban flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines for 14 days starting 20 April, the country said in a statement on Sunday, reported The Quint. 

While the Centre and the states are tackling the rising pressure of the ferocious second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, India on Monday reported 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases, 1,619 fatalities and 1,44,178 discharges in 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The total case tally has now reached 1,50,61,919 with 19,29,329 active cases and 1,78,769 deaths.

Amid an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a lockdown in the national capital beginning Monday, 19 April night till 5 AM on 26 April.

Also Watch:Covid-19 situation grim, crowds not visible in Jammu markets | Pallavi Sareen reports

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing an important meeting on the COVID-19 situation, that began at 11:30 am today.


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